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14 March 20232 minute read

DLA Piper adds Elizabeth Burkhard as technology transactions partner

DLA Piper is pleased to welcome Boston-based partner Elizabeth Burkhard to the firm’s Technology, Sourcing and Commercial subgroup within the Corporate practice group.

Burkhard focuses her practice on transactional matters in the areas of technology transactions, intellectual property (IP) licensing, IP, technology and commercial due diligence for corporate transactions, electronic commerce and information technology (IT), and IT outsourcing for financial institutions.

She routinely advises clients on a variety of IP and IT matters, particularly in connection with mergers and acquisitions transactions and financing transactions, including conducting due diligence and negotiating IP terms related to ownership and licensing of IP, software development and integration, open-source software issues and IT transition assistance matters. Burkhard also advises clients in connection with IP licenses, IT outsourcing transactions, electronic contracting, as well as contract issues related to regulatory compliance.

Some of her notable experience includes conducting due diligence and negotiating the IP terms of a large publisher’s acquisition of the IP portfolio of a prominent children’s artist; negotiating representations and warranties in connection with a US$650 million transaction involving global locations and IP; and representing a leading international manufacturer of toys and games and trademark licensor in connection with widely publicized trademark, copyright and character licensing transaction with an online social gaming service provider.

“Elizabeth boasts a vast array of cross-sector experience. With her capabilities in M&A and private equity, technology and commercial transactions and IP licensing and due diligence, we believe she will have an immediate impact on providing both our corporate and private equity clients with comprehensive technology transactions support,” said Victoria Lee, co-managing partner of Northern California and technology, sourcing and commercial practice leader.

“We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth to the Boston office and are excited about expanding and strengthening our transactions vertical and the Corporate practice group,” said Bryan Connolly, managing partner of the Boston office.

With more than 1,000 corporate lawyers globally, DLA Piper helps clients execute complex transactions seamlessly while supporting clients across all stages of development. The firm has been rated number one in global M&A volume for 13 consecutive years, according to Mergermarket.

With more than 225 global lawyers who provide strategic counsel to private equity funds and their industry-leading portfolio companies, DLA Piper’s Private Equity practice has the capacity, experience and relationships to help drive value across the investment life cycle by delivering responsive, efficient and integrated solutions around the world.